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Members' Allowances Scheme 2021/22

Notice ID: SUT2188096

Notice effective from
9th September 2021 to 9th October 2021

Members' Allowances Scheme 2021/22

The Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 require local authorities to make a scheme of allowances for their members and to establish and maintain an independent remuneration panel to make recommendations to the council about the scheme and the amounts to be paid. The Regulations make provision for London Councils to establish an independent Panel to exercise the functions of an independent remuneration panel on behalf of London borough councils.
At its meeting on 21st July 2021 the Council decided not to accept the full amounts recommended by the Independent Panel in their report 'The Remuneration of Councillors in London' published in January 2018 and agreed to leave the rate of allowances, including Basic Allowance, unchanged for 2021 /22. The rates adopted by the Council are:

Wandsworth Rate
Independent Panel Recommendation

Basic Allowance
Payable to all Members of the Council
Special Responsibility Allowance
Leader of the Council
Executive Member
Chairman, Planning Applications Committee
Leader of the Opposition
Chairman, Overview & Scrutiny Committee
Chairman, Licensing Committee
Deputy Chairman, Overview & Scrutiny Committee
£2,582 - £9,397
Deputy Chairman, Planning Applications Committee
£2,582 - £9,397
Opposition Chief Whip
£2,582 - £9,397
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
£2,582 - £9,397
Co-optee Allowance
Standards Committee (Independent Persons)
Adoption and Fostering Allowance, total must not exceed
Dependant Carers Allowance -hourly rate

The Basic Allowance covers all intra-Borough travel costs and subsistence. Members of the Council may claim reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses for travel outside the Borough on approved duties only, under the same rules and entitlements applied to Council officers. The Members' Allowances Schemes for 2021/22 and 2022/23 and a committee report setting out the amounts paid to each councillor in the year 1 st April 2021 to 31 st March 2022 are available on the Council's Website ( or for inspection at the Customer Services Centre, Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street London SW18 2PU, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, between 9.00am and 4.30pm.
Dated 31st August 2021
Mark Maidment
Chief Executive
Town Hall  LONDON, SW18 2PU


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London Borough of Wandsworth

The Town Hall , Wandsworth High Street , London , SW18 2PU 020 8871 6000


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